(Closed) Yard sale pricing

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Post # 3
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Books I’d price between 2-4 dollars, DVDs 5-10, lamps 10, and clothing 5-15, depending on the quality. People will not buy if it’s overpriced, but you also want to make sure you have a little haggle room. Just remember a thrifter will never think your stuff is worth what you do, so don’t have high expectations of getting a super good price.

Post # 4
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Holy sugar California yardsales are expensive!!!

It all depends on where you live…if you’re in Woodbridge that’s still in the DC/Virginia suburbs, so yardsale prices may be closer to what they are in California.  I always price dependent upon if I want to get rid of the stuff or if I want to make money and possibly have a lot of leftovers. 

Also look at what people can buy the items for at actual price. I can go to Target and get a new DVD for $5-$15 and the used video game store down the street has used DVDs for 6/$10… If you use that kind of thought process, you’ll do fine, and there will always be those who want to bargain and you can always price lower if people pick items up and put them down over and over again.

Also, check out the local Craigslist listings and see what prices they have for similar items.

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and I garage sale every Saturday morning so I see this stuff regularly…

Clothes: No more than a $1-$2. My mom just bought a top at a sale a few weeks ago. She paid $.50 and probably wouldn’t have paid much more than that. If we’re talking like winter jackets or name brand stuff you could get away with charging a few dollars more but someone who’s buying clothes at a garage sale isn’t looking to spent a lot of money.

Books: Like $.50 depending on what it is. I just went to a sale this past weekend that had a bunch of college text books. Those were priced at like $5-$15 and I thought that was fair considering how expensive they are to buy new.

Cookbooks: $1-$2 each

DVD’s: $2 each

Lamps: $5 tops but don’t be surprised if you let it go for $3.

Post # 6
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kimberlyr22:  Thats why I hate shopping at value village its used shit but they will sell a pair of jeans for $10.  I can get a new pair of jeans at walmart for $10.  

Post # 8
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I think it depends on whether you want your items to move. If you are gung ho about spring cleaning and need the space, price more inexpensively. If you think you want to keep the item around after the sale is over, price it a little more highly. But try not to price an item at “retail” price, even if it’s in great condition. THings depreciate, and people aren’t willing to pay MSRP for a used item. 

A fun thing to do: Head over to good will, pick up a crap piece of furniture, and overhaul it. Sell it for more than you bought it, and turn a profit!

Post # 11
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love yard sales I had one last year and I didnt sell anything over 5 bucks. 

Clothes 50 cents a piece 

Books $1

DVD $2

I just priced stuff the way I would like to buy them. 

Post # 12
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@UpstateCait:  This is more what I would pay for things at a garage sale. I live in the Seattle area, so it’s not cheap, but these sound like the prices are about right. I wouldn’t sell them for much more than that if you are looking to get rid of the stuff.

Post # 13
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kimberlyr22:  I live in a major city, garage sales here aren’t cheap, but their are definitely bargains. I’m not going to give someone $10 for an ugly walmart lamp, but something cool and vintage, $10 is a freaking steal.

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